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The fresh herb section

Fresh herbs are absolutely key for several Southeast Asian cooking styles. In particular, culinary traditions of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam have firm foundations on green herbs. In most cases fresh herbs will be the variable that will take a dish from mediocre to extraordinary. This post highlights common herbs with a visual directory. Continue reading

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Holy basil, my long lost love

Finding holy basil in the states is often pretty hit-or-miss.  In Wisconsin we could occasionally find this herb in local Vietnamese, Hmong, or Thai markets in the summertime.  These days in Philadelphia, I am seeing it around at Cambodian markets … Continue reading

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